Congress Receives "Toy Soldiers" from Military Mom & Concerned Women
June 3rd, 2008
Military Mom + a dozen New Yorker Women Bring Message of Peace to the Capitol
To give voice to the majority of American's desire to end the Iraq war, women's peace group CODEPINK will present toy soldiers tagged with the cost of war (in lives and dollars) to House Democratic leadership and various members of Congress as they gear up for a second round of voting on Bush's war supplemental. The message to be delivered with the toy soldiers is that our real troops are not toys and Congress is playing a deadly game of politicking- putting more of our troops in harms way with each additional day they choose to fund the war in Iraq and not a withdrawal.
When: Tuesday, June 3, 2pm
Where: Press availability at New Jersey and Independence Ave SE
Over a dozen women from around New York State have traveled to DC this week and are staying at the CODEPINK Activist House near Capitol Hill to meet with their representatives on war funding, impeachment and saber-rattling at Iran. A mother whose son is to be redeployed to Iraq joins them with her very personalized message of "Stop the funding, stop the war, bring our nations' sons and daughters home!"
"Dead soldiers won't vote but their mothers will! Our leaders need to fund a withdrawal not a war, bring my son home and take care of him when he gets here" states Cynthia Benjamin, mother of an active duty army captain being redeployed to Iraq this year.
Members of the NY delegation are available for interview all week- Call Dana at (202)422-8624 for more info
Visit www.codepinkalert.org or to see CODEPINK in action visit www.youtube.com/dontbuybushswar